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Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which brings together founders, investors and executives in the region. It's a gathering of the leading startups, internet companies, business angels and venture capitalists from Asia and Europe.

BIGGEST NETWORKING EVENT
in the region 1.500+ attendees
100+ STARTUPS
40+ COUNTRIES
1500+ ATTENDEES
200+ INVESTORS

Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which brings together founders, investors and executives in the region.

The event is an exclusive gathering of the leading startups, internet companies, angel investors and venture capitalists from Europe and Asia. Every year more than 100 startups, 200 investors and 1500 attendees come to Istanbul to join the event. Some of them are reaching their dreams: Last year’s winner of Startup Istanbul Challenge - connected2.me received an investment from 500 Startups and relocated to Silicon Valley.

This event is made of networking. Every person you meet can give you inspiring ideas, valuable advices and opportunities for collaboration. You can find your investor, your mentor or the right startup to join or invest in. The only thing you need is energy and passion for entrepreneurship. Speed Networking is the best way to meet an inspiring blend of startup founders, entrepreneurs, executives and investors, who are coming from 40 different countries.

Startup Turkey and Startup Istanbul events are organized by Etohum. Some of the investors and attending companies from previous years are: MasterCard, PayPal, Intel Capital, Google Ventures, 500 Startups, Accel Partners, and Simile Ventures.

WHO WE ARE?

Etohum is the leading startup accelerator and seed investor in Turkey. Every year, Etohum is selecting 40 qualified startups from more than 2500 applicants. These 40 teams are trained and mentored for a period of 3 months. During these 3 months, the startups get comprehensive trainings on pitching, presentation, business model generation and legal infrastructure. With this model, Etohum successfully helped hundreds of startups to grow and become successful business.

Etohum organizes the biggest and most impactful entrepreneurship dedicated events in Turkey. Startup Istanbul and Startup Turkey are the two of them.

Every year in February, Startup Turkey meets thousands of people in Antalya for 3 days of networking, challenges, great foods and fun.

Startup Istanbul is the biggest final of the year for startups around the region.

Etohum works with world class mentors, including advisors from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, the heart of entrepreneurship.

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